Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wearable Art Connection of SoCal event Aug. 15 and 16

THE WEARABLE ART CONNECTION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
www.wearableartconnection.org
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Presents
"CREATING WEARABE ART FOR YOUR FEET"
WITH MARGO SILK FOREST
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009

WAC all day program meetings are quarterly: free to members, $10 non-members.
The meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of February, May, August and November.
See the website for complete program info: www.wearableartconnection.org

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THIS MONTH: SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2009
VENDOR MARKET 9:00-10:00 a.m.
BUSINESS & REPORTS 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
SPEAKER PRESENTATION 10:30 – Noon
LUNCH BREAK 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Andrews Presbyterian Church, 301 Ave. D, on the corner of PCH and Ave. D, Redondo Beach. The meeting room is on the first floor of the church; the entrance door is on Pacific Coast Hwy.

MORNING PROGRAM – 10:30 – NOON: MARGO SILK FOREST
"CREATING WEARABLE ART FOR YOUR FEET"

Margot Silk Forrest is an artisan, writer, crafts teacher, and the author of "Sassy Feet! "How to Paint, Bead, Bedeck, and Embellish Your Shoes." She teaches at wearable art groups, quilting guilds, and costuming conferences. Her work appears frequently in Altered Couture magazine, and three pairs of her shoes were chosen for the acclaimed International Wearable Art Show, "Wearable Expressions 2008". From Jan. 20th to May 22nd, six pairs of "Sassy Feet!" shoes were on display at "Art2WearAccotrements: The Many Facets of Adornment" at the LAX/Ontario International Airport.

Margot will show us how to transform plain (or just plain old) shoes, boots, and sandals into fabulous footwear using inexpensive supplies and skills you already have. She will be presenting a trunk show, slide show with before-and-after photos of painted and embellished shoes, and handouts on what paints work best and how to attach embellishments.

Margot's shoes can be seen online at www.sassyfeet.com and www.silkforrestbridal.com

AFTERNOON PROGRAM – 1:00 P.M.: Show and Tell. Bring your recent creations- especially those mare or inspired by WAC workshops.

THIS MONTH'S WORKSHOP:
AUGUST 16
MARGO SILK FOREST
SASSY FEET! HOW TO PAINT, BEAD, BEDECK AND EMBELLISH YOUR SHOES WORKSHOP

Ever wanted to design your own shoes? Margot Silk Forrest will show you how to stretch your imagination and your budget by transforming plain (or just plain old) shoes into one-of-a-kind works of wearable art. You will learn techniques for painting shoes, sandals, and boots made of smooth leather, man-made leather, and fabric.

You can pick a theme for your shoes, center the design around a fabulous embellishment or a favorite color, or create your design as you go. For inspiration, Margot will bring a trunk show of shoes, boots, and sandals she has made. To see examples of her work go to the Gallery at www.sassyfeet.com

You'll learn how to paint, color block, or stencil your shoes in one or more colors, and attach beads, buttons, charms, piping, chains, appliqu├ęs, fabric, leather scraps, even feathers and fur! You can shop from Margot's private stash.

You won't believe how much fun it is to create art on a whole new kind of canvas one that will literally let you strut your stuff.

There are still openings for this class.

LOCATION: Claremont Forum, Claremont, CA
COST: $60 per day for members, $70 per day for non-members
Workshop Contact: Leslie Strollo: leeandleslie@verizon.net

*****See WAC website for description and supply list - www.wearableartconnection.org *******

1. COMING EVENTS: 2009 –2010
Speaker List:
November – Suzanne Perilman – Silk Creations
Afternoon – WAC Challenge – Stash Sensations
Feb. – TBA

2. WAC ANNUAL CHALLENGE –"Stash Sensations", stay tuned for more info.

3. WAC-NEWS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -
WAC has a 24 page newsletter that is published quarterly: February, May, August & November.
Email deadline is the 14th of the month before publication.

WAC NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Annie Murray - anniegaymurray@adelphia.net

Check the WAC website for exhibitions, contest, events, ect. www.wearableartconnection.org

We are happy to list your events in our calendar. Please indicate WAC NEWS as the subject heading and indicate the topic area: Book/Magazine Reviews, Calendar, Workshops, Exhibitions, Shows, Tours, Opportunities, Competitions, etc.

4. ABOUT WAC
WAC PROGRAMS ARE QUARTERLY:
3rd SATURDAY IN FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, NOVEMBER
Locations vary with each meeting. Meeting Cost: non-members - $10, free to members.
Membership - $35 annually, $20 newsletter only
Contact Membership Chair: Diane Ricks: bobbydi@charter.net

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